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Diagnosed with hypothyroid during pregnancy. After stopping lactation, TSH level were high. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:I am currently having Thyroid medication
Doctor:Please proceed further
User:I was diagnosed with hypo thyroidism during my pregnancy last year and I have been doing FT3, FT4 and TSH tests periodically to keep a check on the same. After I stopped lactating my TSH jumped to 10.54. I am currently taking thyronorm 75 mg
User:Wat is the suggested course of action?
Doctor:What is the date of this test at 10.54?
User:1 month ago
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:100 microgram would be ideal rather than 75
Doctor:Did you discuss with your doctor about the report?
User:the last time i consulted the doc- TSH was 4.2
Doctor:Did the doctor start you on 75 micrograms of thyronorm?
User:no I began with 12.5 at the start of my pregnancy
User:Is there any other test that should be done? Will I be thyroidic for life?
User:How do we ascertain that this is not post-partum thyroiditis?
Doctor:No other test needs to be done
Doctor:In such case, get the TPO antibodies done
Doctor:Yes, mostly you would have to take the medicine lifelong
User:Ok. Do I need to consult an endocrynologist
Doctor:You should
User:Do you have any references?
Doctor:Confirm your location
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Doctor:I am unaware of a specialist name
User:ok thank you
Doctor:Our customer care team can help you with this
User:ok i will check
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number
User:why is this done?
User:i have to go
Doctor:Take care
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